While we're sure that many of you were left disappointed by the big reveal of Mass Effect: Andromeda - which amounted to a 40 second long teaser trailer - we all need to step back and realise that these things take time. Sure, we're just as impatient as you are, but we can wait for greatness - it's often what gaming is about these days.

Fortunately, BioWare has taken to its official blog to detail some of things that you can expect from the next entry in the sci-fi franchise. The developer describes the holiday 2016 title as "a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy". It continues: "You will play a human, male or female, though that's actually not the character you saw in the trailer (more on that later)." Interesting, eh?

"You'll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw [...] and through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with." It certainly sounds like an evolution of Mass Effect from where we're sitting, and it'll be especially interesting to see how the divisive Mako has been tweaked.

The game is being built on the Frostbite 3 engine, and apparently, the CG trailer that we saw earlier today was crafted using it. BioWare says that "it represents our visual target for the final game".

What do you think? Can you endure the wait? Land on a faraway, hostile planet otherwise known as the comments section below.

[source blog.bioware.com]